New Australian feature film Hot Mess, from first time writer/director Lucy Coleman, may have been made for bugger all, but has transcended its limitations through a frank and funny depiction of life’s priorities for a 25 year old artsy woman (brilliant newcomer Sarah Gaul).
“Hot Mess holds such a special place in my heart,” says Coleman. “It was made with a tiny bit of cash and a team of young-hungry creatives throwing their hats in the ring and giving it their best shot. I saw this as a chance to tell an unbridled female lead story with a cast of incredibly funny young women. To evoke a story that felt completely honest and raw (…and humiliating, LOL). The story came from a very personal space and was brought to life with such grounded irreverence and warmth by comedienne superstar-in-the making and great mate Sarah Gaul.”
Hot Mess received a very warm reception at its international premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, and will hopefully release in Australia soon.
With a debt to Lena Dunham’s early films, and the mumblecore craze of the early 2000s, expect exciting things on the horizon for Coleman and Gaul.
Hot Mess is screening at the following:
Hot Mess will be available to rent or buy on iTunes, Google Play and Fetch TV on Wednesday February 19, 2020